Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, NigeriaEU

Deepening Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, Nigeria

Funding: European Union
Programme Area: Plateau State, Nigeria
Programme Duration: April 2015 – March 2017

The project ‘Deepening Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, Nigeria’ is funded by the European Union Fund Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) which has been established as a mechanism to support conflict prevention, crisis management and peace building. The project builds on its predecessor project ‘Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, Nigeria’ running from August 2013 to March 2015 (Phase 1).

As in Phase 1, the project is closely linked to the ‘Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme’ (SEDIN) which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). SEDIN has been operating in Plateau State since April 2011 and is promoting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Both projects are implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and are closely coordinated by GIZ. Both of the projects aim at increasing income and employment among MSMEs by (1) improving access to financial services for MSMEs, (2) supporting reforms on the business and investment climate, (3) fostering domestic and regional trade, (4) enhancing the competitiveness and value addition of domestic resources.

Furthermore, two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), namely Apurimac and Search for Common Ground are implementing two other projects funded by the EU-IcSP in Plateau State with close coordination and cooperation among all three implementing organizations.

The time frame of the project is 24 months (April 2015 to March 2017), whereby the linkage with the SEDIN programme leads to mutual synergy and leverage effects of the implemented activities.

For more information on the EU Delegation in Nigeria, please visit the following website: http://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/nigeria/index_en.htm More information on IcSP can be found under the following link:  http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/fpi/what-we-do/instrument_contributing_to_stability_and_peace_en.htm  

For more information on SEDIN and GIZ, please visit http://www.sedin-nigeria.net/ and www.giz.de.